How to watch Texas basketball vs. Iowa State: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

The onus is on Texas basketball down the stretch this season to show that it can win big games in the Big 12 on its home court.
Max Abmas, Texas basketball
Max Abmas, Texas basketball / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The last of a six-game gauntlet that sees Texas basketball (15-7, 4-5 Big 12) face six consecutive ranked opponents in the Big 12 comes to a conclusion on Feb. 6 against the No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones (16-5, 5-3 Big 12).

Head coach Rodney Terry and the Longhorns can build substantial momentum heading into the stretch run of conference play. Texas is coming off an impressive 11-point win over the No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth last weekend.

The Longhorns can get their second straight win over a ranked opponent before a manageable stretch where Texas faces two unranked foes at the Moody Center in their next three contests.

Iowa State has put together one of the more impressive runs in the Big 12 in the last couple of weeks. Before suffering a narrow two-point loss against the No. 18 Baylor Bears on the road in Waco on Feb. 3, Iowa State had won three straight and five of its last six in the Big 12.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas hosts No. 14 Iowa State at the Moody Center in Austin on Feb. 6.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Iowa State

TV: Longhorn Network

Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 390

Game time: 7 p.m. CT

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Lowell Galindo and Adrian Branch will call the Texas-Iowa State game live on Longhorn Network on Feb. 6.

You can see how to watch Longhorn Network and which TV/subscription packages offer the channel here.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 28-20 in the all-time series against Iowa State. The Longhorns have won two of the last three contests against the Cyclones, including the last meeting between these two teams in late February 2023 at the Moody Center.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Iowa State

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (11.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.3 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.2 APG)
  • W: Ithiel Horton, Senior (6.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.1 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.0 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.6 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (15.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.3 APG)

Iowa State projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Keshon Gilbert, Junior (14.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.1 APG)
  • G: Tamin Lipsey, Sophomore (13.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.6 APG)
  • F: Milan Momcilovic, Freshman (12.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.2 APG)
  • F: Tre King, Senior (9.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 0.9 APG)
  • C: Robert Jones, Senior (8.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 0.8 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Iowa State

Texas doesn't have any injuries of note entering this matchup against Iowa State.

Betting odds for Texas basketball vs. Iowa State

Texas is a 1.5-point favorite against Iowa State on Feb. 6, and the Longhorns are favored in the money line (-128) over the Cyclones (+106), per FanDuel. The over/under is 139.5 points.

Iowa State is the No. 13 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas ranks 26th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 52 percent chance of beating Iowa State and projects the final score of this game to be 73-72 in favor of the Longhorns.

Led by potential Big 12 Player of the Year candidate, sophomore guard Tamin Lipsey, and standout junior guard Keshon Gilbert, Iowa State has emerged as a serious contender in this conference during the 2023-24 campaign. Gilbert and Lipsey are both averaging at least a dozen points per game, four rebounds, and four assists this season.

But the backcourt isn't the only strength of this Iowa State squad under head coach TJ Otzelberger. Iowa State is also one of the most disruptive teams in college hoops this season. The Cyclones lead the Big 12 in steals per game in conference play (9.6) and rank third in the nation (11.1) for the season in total.

Iowa State's length and disruptiveness has translated to this being one of the most difficult teams to score against. Iowa State ranks second in the nation in defensive rating this season.

Senior guard Max Abmas doesn't need to show the same heroics that he did in clutch time in Texas's win over TCU last weekend. But Abmas and senior big man Dylan Disu do need to come with their A-game for a full 40 minutes against this lengthy and skilled Iowa State squad.

When Abmas and Disu score at least 15 points each in games this season, Texas is 5-1 (4-1 in the Big 12).

Final score prediction: Texas-72, Iowa State-71

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